I can't move to the Fediverse properly until I reproduce my famous pinned post from the birdsite, so here it is:

P.S.A. To all vintage computer and video game collectors:

Go through your collections and GET THE DAMN BATTERIES OUT!

Now! Don't wait! Seriously, put down the phone, go to your collection and take out all the batteries. Right now! Even if they look "okay" they are NOT SAFE after this much time.


@48kRAM Yup. Learned this the hard way with my IIGS as I had no clue about those deadly barrel batteries. I posted a pic of what happened on my main account @claudiom@bsd.network) but it's down for upgrades currently. I hope, *hope*, it's salvageable. 🙏🏻

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